Senckenberg Research

Mid-Paleozoic climate and biodiversity (IGCP 596)

International Geoscience Programme (IGCP)
IGCP Project 596
Climate change and biodiversity patterns in the Mid-Palaeozoic 





Devonian and Carboniferous deposits are found in many places around the world.
The record of climate change preserved in them is the best (and only) resource of information on the Earth`s climate system then, at a time, when current and future climatic change is one of society`s greatest challenges.

This book introduces some of the key areas of Mid-Palaeozoic sediment occurrence worldwide, authored by 114 specialists from more than 30 countries. The areas were studied as part of the UNESCO/IUGS project on climate change and biodiversity patterns in the mid-Palaeozoic (Devonian and Carboniferous).  




FINal Meeting - Brussels, Belgium - 20–22 September 2015 

International Geoscience Programme (IGCP) Geoscience in the service of society

Trailer UNESCO IGCP 596 Project in english



Dear colleagues,

We would like to announce that the Proceedings Volume of the IGCP 596 Opening Meeting in Graz (September, 2011) is now published _mce_online as the issue of Bulletin of Geosciences (vol. 88, no. 2, 2013). All papers in this issue are available via following link:

Thank you very much for your contribution and we are looking forward to seeing you again in forthcoming meeting related to the IGCP 596!

Kind regards,
Erika, Thomas, Peter and Johnny